Intern & Volunteer in Ecuador
Despite being the second-smallest country in Latin America, Ecuador boasts a multitude of contrasting landscapes. In one day, you can journey from the black water lagoons of the Amazon basin, across glaciated Andean volcanoes, through dense tree canopies in the cloud forest and then arrive at the Pacific coast. Ecuador’s ever-increasing urban populations have negatively impacted these beautiful landscapes and their respective wildlife populations. Education and conservation projects work to protect these resources as well as support the indigenous communities that are being pushed to the side by urbanization.
As a Kaya volunteer, you can volunteer in the Amazon rehabilitating animals at a Wildlife Centre or provide education to child labourers in an Outreach Programme in the capital of Quito. If you have experience in the healthcare sector, you can support indigenous communities through a range of different public health volunteering projects.
In your free time, you’ll be able to explore the vibrant capital city of Quito; located high up in the Andes, it boasts an exquisite, colonial center and stunning 16th-century cathedral. You could also hop aboard the sky tram up to Pichincha volcano for spectacular views over the mountainous landscape. Don’t miss trying the local dishes of ceviche or humitas corn dumplings. Weekend activities won’t disappoint in Ecuador! Adventurers can climb the country’s highest peak, Mount Chimborazo, or go paragliding or biking in the cloud forests of the Andes. Take a trip to Mindo, a small town enveloped in forested mountains, where you can hike to dramatic waterfalls. If you fancy extending your trip, you can grab the opportunity to visit the sublime Galapagos Islands!
If you’re thinking of volunteering in Ecuador or looking for some more suggestions on what to do during your internship in Ecuador, get in touch with our team!
WHY INTERN OR VOLUNTEER ABROAD IN ECUADOR WITH KAYA?
- You can become an intern or volunteer in Ecuador on one of our projects for anywhere from 2-12 weeks.
- Kaya’s internship and volunteer projects in Ecuador are available to start throughout the year.
- All of our projects work towards achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
- Kaya provides all volunteers and interns with accommodation for the duration of their trip.
FUN FACT ABOUT ECUADOR
Easy 4-step application process
Apply online and pay your application fee to apply for your space on your chosen project. Our advisors will then contact you to guide you through the next steps.
Once we’ve received your application, we’ll review your details and be in touch to arrange your informal telephone interview with your Kaya Placement Advisor.
Following your interview, we will provide you a placement offer. Once you are ready to confirm your placement and dates, you can pay your confirmation fee to book and secure your space.
When you have confirmed your project dates we'll send you your Welcome Pack and lots of other helpful information to assist you with preparing for your placement.